Smartphones

VAIO, the former PC division of Sony and now an independent supplier of PCs, this week announced plans to introduce its first smartphone in Japan this spring. The company will use Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile operating system and will target business users with its VAIO Phone Biz handsets. VAIO intends to capitalize on Microsoft’s eco-system in order to offer products that will not directly compete against smartphones running Apple iOS or Google Android. VAIO will promote its smartphones together with Microsoft and local operators in Japan. One of the selling points of the VAIO Phone Biz will be its support for the Continuum technology, which lets users to connect their smartphones to large displays or televisions using Miracast technology, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, USB type-C ports or...

HTC One S Review - International and T-Mobile

At the very top of HTC’s new lineup are three flagship devices: the One X, its cousin the One XL, and the One S. I say flagship because HTC’s...

97 by Brian Klug on 7/17/2012

Motorola Atrix HD Preview: $99 Monster?

I was reminded yesterday of the Droid RAZR launch event. One of the RAZR product managers excitedly leapt at the opportunity to run me through some benchmarks on the...

58 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/14/2012

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Review: One Alternative

The original Droid Incredible was released as the third wave in Verizon’s push to battle Apple’s iPhone with modern, capable Android phones. Released as the third iteration of the...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/13/2012

Samsung To Sell Developer Edition Verizon Galaxy S III with Unlockable Bootloader

Late last week, Samsung and Verizon drew considerable ire from Android enthusiasts after customers who had preordered their SGS3s and received them early noticed that the device included a...

18 by Brian Klug on 7/10/2012

Motorola Atrix HD Official: $99, LTE, 4.5" HD LCD on AT&T

After jumping the gun the other day, Motorola made the Atrix HD official today, announcing the 4.5" HD LTE device for $99 and available on July 15th at your...

17 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/10/2012

Android 4.1 hits AOSP, Verizon Galaxy Nexus regains AOSP Support

Earlier today Google released the Android 4.1 source code into AOSP (Android Open Source Project), as noted by JBQ in the usual Android Building group. The release is Android...

6 by Brian Klug on 7/9/2012

Some Impressions and Benchmarks from Chrome on iOS

Earlier today, Google announced Chrome for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and thanks to Richard Gaywood finding a direct link to the App Store, I got the chance to play...

52 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google announces Chrome for iOS - iPhone and iPad

Google has just announced that Chrome is coming to the iOS App Store later today for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O 2012. Chrome on iOS looks superficially identical...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 - Mini Review

Today was an extremely busy day for Google, with the formal announcement of both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and two new members of the Nexus family – the Nexus...

189 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google Announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Project Butter

Back at Mobile World Congress, both Anand and I heard rumblings that UI performance would be a huge emphasis in the next major release of Android. I remember being...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Day 1 - We're Here Live

We just got seated inside Moscone Center for Google I/O 2012. While some details of the Nexus 7 tablet and Q have been already released before the keynote...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

T-Mobile 1900 MHz WCDMA outside Moscone Center - Air Interface Hands On

I just arrived in San Francisco, CA for Google I/O, which we'll be covering live tomorrow, providing the event's 5 GHz WiFi and backup Verizon LTE or AT&T LTE...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/26/2012

New Windows Start Screen Demoed on Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

We just caught up with Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Windows Phone, who was showing off a Lumia 900 running a non-final Windows Phone 7.8 build. The WP7.8...

16 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Announces First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Partners, Qualcomm SoCs Inside [Update: MSM8960]

Probably one of the biggest rumors leading up to the Windows Phone 8 announcement was some speculation that Qualcomm would lose its exclusive status as the sole SoC vendor...

44 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Existing Windows Phone 7 devices will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8, not Windows 8

Looks like some of the earlier rumors about the upgrade path for existing WP7 devices turned out to be true. Microsoft just now announced that existing WP7 devices will...

27 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Windows Phone 8 Adds support for Multi Core SoCs, Higher Resolutions, microSD, and NFC

We're at the Windows Phone 8 summit, where Microsoft just made support for a bunch of new WP8 features official. The rumors were true, and the platform is moving...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There

We're inside the venue at Microsoft's Windows Phone developer summit in San Francisco. From the look of the posters we're in for some new features, including some facial recognition...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Review - AT&T and T-Mobile USA Variants

For the past couple of days I've been playing with, benchmarking, and battery life testing two USA-bound variants of the SGS3 literally nonstop, a white AT&T model with LTE...

107 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Nokia Announces PureView 808 Coming to USA for $699

The last time we played with the Nokia PureView 808 was at MWC, where I came away very impressed with the device and what I saw in terms of...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/18/2012

TI Demos Windows RT UI Performance on OMAP 4470

Last week at Computex, TI showed Anand Windows RT running on one of their own reference tablets. While performance was good according to Anand, Microsoft has instructed partners to...

20 by Brian Klug on 6/14/2012

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